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Netflix required a critical change ahead of production of Adam Sandler’s Hustle

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Hurrythe new basketball drama, starring Adam Sandler, has proved to be a standout hit for Netflix since its debut earlier this month.

The film topped the streaming service’s most-watched film rankings and also broke a new record for Sandler on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes.

Hurry Sandler plays Stanley Sugerman, a basketball scout who finds a hidden gem in Spanish stranger Bo Cruz (Juancho Hernangomez) and brings it back to the United States.

However, the original draft of the film differed significantly in one crucial respect.

Instead of bumping into Cruz in Mallorca, Sandler identified a child prodigy in China in the script.

However, this has been changed at Netflix’s behest – seemingly due to the country’s lack of operations in the country.

Speak with The Dan Patrick Show Last year, Sandler revealed, “It was originally written that I’m finding a player in China and somehow Netflix isn’t in China.

“So [Netflix] were like, ‘Would you please make it so we can find someone in Latin America or Europe?’ Next thing you know I’m in Mallorca.”

Sandler’s own production company, Happy Madison Productions, has produced several original films for Netflix, with at least four more already signed in 2020.

Hurry is now available to stream on Netflix.

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